Weekend Edition Sunday http://wrvo.org en Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Cosmos," Carl Sagan and today's scientific culture http://wrvo.org/post/neil-degrasse-tyson-discusses-cosmos-carl-sagan-and-todays-scientific-culture <p></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52353 at http://wrvo.org Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Cosmos," Carl Sagan and today's scientific culture How should you make the medicine go down? http://wrvo.org/post/how-should-you-make-medicine-go-down <p></p><p><em>Capsules, chewable tablets, gel tabs -- Over-the-counter medications now come in so many different formulations, it's difficult to figure out what to take. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen....hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," Spoke to Dr. Lindsay McNair, a pharmaceutical physician and professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, about how to best take your medicine.</em></p><p>Lorraine Rapp: There are so many forms that these over the counter medications come in. What was behind their development?</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 43408 at http://wrvo.org How should you make the medicine go down? How healthy is the water in public pools? http://wrvo.org/post/how-healthy-water-public-pools <p>Public pools and water parks are popular spots this time of year, but how healthy is the water in those pools? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," spoke to Michelle Hlavas, the head of the Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy Swimming Program</p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 WRVO News 40991 at http://wrvo.org A minimalist approach to winemaking proves successful for one vineyard http://wrvo.org/post/minimalist-approach-winemaking-proves-successful-one-vineyard <p>As Finger Lakes wine grows in popularity around New York state and the country, one long-time vintner has separated himself from the pack by doing things the old fashioned way and keeping things simple. Sun, 19 May 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Jacob Davis 38038 at http://wrvo.org A minimalist approach to winemaking proves successful for one vineyard Joint pain may be inevitable, but staying active is key to prevention http://wrvo.org/post/joint-pain-may-be-inevitable-staying-active-key-prevention <p>Two of the most common surgeries among people over 65 are knee and hip replacements. Baby boomers in particular are seeking relief because they often don't want joint pain to slow them down.&nbsp; Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's new weekly health show, <a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">"Take Care"</a> spoke with Dr. Seth Greenky, the chairman for orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, about the causes of joint pain and what to do about it. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:28:44 +0000 WRVO News 36479 at http://wrvo.org North Country Arts Council brings out kids' creativity http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-arts-council-brings-out-kids-creativity <p>The North Country Arts Council has been a growing force for cultural activity in the Watertown area since its inception in 2009. The group aims to spotlight the work of regional artists, but it also hopes to draw more community members into arts activities too. Over the schools' winter break this year, the organization offered a day full of different art workshops for kids at its home on Public Square.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 35462 at http://wrvo.org North Country Arts Council brings out kids' creativity Advisory group looks to rejuvinate NY legacy cities http://wrvo.org/post/advisory-group-looks-rejuvinate-ny-legacy-cities <p>An advisory group looking at strategies for rejuvenating New York state's "legacy cities" says collaboration and coordination with the governor's Regional Economic Development Councils are crucial for upstate cities dealing with declining populations and job opportunities.</p><p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 34626 at http://wrvo.org 3D printing replaces 75 percent of man's skull http://wrvo.org/post/3d-printing-replaces-75-percent-mans-skull <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>3D printing technology has been working its way into a<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/08/17/how-3d-printing-will-change-absolutely-everything-it-touches/" target="_blank"> multitude of sectors</a> - from manufacturing, to printable electronic circuits. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:48:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34801 at http://wrvo.org 3D printing replaces 75 percent of man's skull EPA provides advice on sustainable growth to WNY communites http://wrvo.org/post/epa-provides-advice-sustainable-growth-wny-communites <p><a href="http://epa.gov/">The Environmental Protection Agency</a> announced this month it will be providing technical assistance to three western New York communities. They were chosen out of 121 applicants and are three of 43 communities to be assisted across the country. The EPA will provide the aid by delivering workshops on developing sustainable growth strategies. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:02:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33975 at http://wrvo.org EPA provides advice on sustainable growth to WNY communites New York, IBM partner in STEM education program http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-ibm-partner-stem-education-program <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that IBM and New York state are teaming up to provide science and technology education, otherwise known as STEM, to high schoolers. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 34052 at http://wrvo.org New York, IBM partner in STEM education program A timely technology voucher for low-income state schools http://wrvo.org/post/timely-technology-voucher-low-income-state-schools <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A large number of schools across the state <a href="http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/NYSSchoolstoReceive87MillionforTechnology.html">will receive $87 million to be used for technology.</a> The state Education Department announced that low-income public and charter schools will be receiving a voucher that can be used to purchase computer software, hardware and equipment needed for computer networks and technology infrastructure. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33765 at http://wrvo.org Madison County recycling agriculture plastics http://wrvo.org/post/madison-county-recycling-agriculture-plastics <p>Madison County hopes to become a hub for the recycling of agricultural plastics.&nbsp; It's a waste that's created on farms that's been a problem for years. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:19:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31744 at http://wrvo.org Madison County recycling agriculture plastics Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-global-warming-likely-be-hotter-side-projections <p>The death and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed it, has brought the issue of climate change to the forefront. A<span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">ccording to a new study published in the journal Science, we can expect global warming to be on the high side of current projections.</span> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 29242 at http://wrvo.org Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections Catholic faith affects voters differently http://wrvo.org/post/catholic-faith-affects-voters-differently <p>As Election Day approaches, is there such a thing as a catholic vote? &nbsp;Catholics make up a quarter of the voting electorate, but they don't vote in lockstep. &nbsp;Roman Catholic teachings can take a Catholic voter to both ends of the political spectrum. Sun, 04 Nov 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28557 at http://wrvo.org Zoo keepers share ideas in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/zoo-keepers-share-ideas-syracuse <p>More than 200 zoo keepers from around the country descended on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse this week for the 39th annual conference of the Association of Zookeepers. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26767 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Opera director of music talks about "Nine More Operas" http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-opera-director-music-talks-about-nine-more-operas <p>Syracuse Opera has once again teamed up with WRVO Public Media to present <strong>Nine More Operas in 90 Minutes </strong>to the central and northern New York region. The tour will feature scenes from several timeless operas and musical theater presentations performed by Syracuse Opera’s newest resident artists.&nbsp;</p><p>WRVO’s Catherine Loper spoke with Douglas Kinney Frost, Syracuse Opera's director of music to talk about this unique program which encompasses a variety of genres from the classic operas of Mozart and Tchaikovsky to modern tales like “Sweeney Todd.”</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:15:51 +0000 Catherine Loper 26753 at http://wrvo.org Radical hearing aid design draws on an unlikely inspiration http://wrvo.org/post/radical-hearing-aid-design-draws-unlikely-inspiration <p>While the majority of us would be very happy to see out the summer without flies ruining our outdoor dining experience, one particular species of fly has provided the inspiration for a potential breakthrough in the technology of hearing aids. It's not just any old house-fly we're talking about, though.</p><p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 24483 at http://wrvo.org Radical hearing aid design draws on an unlikely inspiration Governor Cuomo takes a back seat at National Convention http://wrvo.org/post/governor-cuomo-takes-back-seat-national-convention <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of many New York politicians who have chosen to scale back their participation in the national Democratic convention in North Carolina. While the others are Democrats seeking re-election in Congress, Cuomo is eschewing what could have been a prime time speaking slot. &nbsp;<br> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24477 at http://wrvo.org Russian and US students study cyber threats together http://wrvo.org/post/russian-and-us-students-study-cyber-threats-together <p>A bill to strengthen the nation&rsquo;s cybersecurity laws <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/us/politics/cybersecurity-bill-blocked-by-gop-filibuster.html" target="_blank">stalled in Congress this week</a>, but the issue remains a top priority for policy makers and business leaders around the globe.</p><p>That&#39;s why the University at Albany has launched a new program pairing students in New York and Russia to teach them about cybersecurity.</p><p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 12:01:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 24146 at http://wrvo.org Russian and US students study cyber threats together Greek yogurt helps boost the dairy industry and upstate's economy http://wrvo.org/post/greek-yogurt-helps-boost-dairy-industry-and-upstates-economy <p>Greek-style yogurt now accounts for about a quarter of all yogurt sales in the United States.&nbsp; Much of it is made in upstate New York, where this low-tech industry is having a big economic impact.<br /> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Katie Gleitsmann 23631 at http://wrvo.org Greek yogurt helps boost the dairy industry and upstate's economy IDA reform bill stuck in neutral http://wrvo.org/post/ida-reform-bill-stuck-neutral <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In recent years, donut shops, car dealerships, and doctor&#39;s offices have received tax breaks from industrial development agencies in western New York.</span></p><p><span>Now, a first-term state legislator from Buffalo has crafted a bill to halt such deals.</span></p><p> Sat, 26 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 19904 at http://wrvo.org IDA reform bill stuck in neutral Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country http://wrvo.org/post/singing-american-woodcocks-announce-spring-north-country <p>Every spring, a state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist drives along north country highways at dawn or dusk, stopping every so often to pull over and listen to the nature sounds.</p><p>She&#39;s listening for the distinctive &ldquo;peent&rdquo; of the singing American woodcock, a brown speckled bird a little larger than a songbird with a long, narrow beak for pulling earthworms out of the newly thawed ground.</p><p> Sat, 19 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 19496 at http://wrvo.org Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country Peace and enlightenment through Buddhist meditation http://wrvo.org/post/peace-and-enlightenment-through-buddhist-meditation <p>Some Central New Yorkers, including students at SUNY Oswego, are looking for peace and enlightenment through practicing Buddhist meditation.</p><p> Sun, 13 May 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gina Clawson 19207 at http://wrvo.org